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    phrasal verb "get up"

    How does one use the meaning of organizing associated with "get up"
    Is it right to say "we got up a party to celebrate her success"

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    Re: phrasal verb "get up"

    I have never heard of this. As far as I know, the only ways to use "get up" are like this:

    As a verb
    I get up at 6:00 every morning (=wake up)
    I got up and walked over to where he was (=stand up)

    get up sb's nose
    He gets up my nose (=he annoys me, BrE & AusE, <INFORMAL>)

    As a noun
    He couldn't work in this get-up (=ridiculous pair of clothes, <INFORMAL>,notice the hyphen)

    EDIT:
    How about that...You were right. I found it in this sentence: "People got up a petition". Used in BrE. You learn something new every day

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